Fallen Women

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Macmillan, Oct 22, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
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From the ballrooms and mansions of Denver’s newly wealthy, to the seamy life of desperate women, Fallen Women illuminates the darkest places of the human heart.


It is the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver.  What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living.  When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie’s death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister’s murderer.  Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver’s tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society.  Along the way, Beret not only learns the depths of Lillie’s depravity, but also exposes the sinister side of Gilded Age ambition in the process.   


Sandra Dallas once again delivers a page-turner filled with mystery, intrigue, and the kind of intricate detail that truly transports you to another time and place.  



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I won an ARC of Fallen Women in one of goodreads giveaways. I'm usually a happy camper reading and not much of a complainer. When I feel like I am not a liking a book it's a DNF for me and I won't ... Read full review

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Although I was not riveted by the mystery in this book, I did love the historic Denver in the story. Sandra Dallas is local (Colorado) and for me, that was the best part of the book. I will certainly give her another try, with something other than a mystery. Read full review

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SANDRA DALLAS is the author of thirteen novels, including True Sisters, The Bride's House,Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and The Persian Pickle . She is a former Denver bureau chief forBusiness Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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